Summer in the City: Thrifted Army Vest

Army vest



I’ve had a rotating set of army jackets for the past couple of years that made an appearance in probably 60% – 70% of all my non-winter outfits. There is just something about the color olive-green that I love, and find ways to work into almost every outfit. I started with a fitted jacket from Forever21 that I wore like a blazer to work for three summers in a row. Considering the jacket was about $15 I got a pretty good cost per wear out of that purchase. Last spring I upgraded to a Gap army jacket that it a little more over sized – more like an actual jacket, than a blazer. I still love it but it has quickly become too hot in the city to wear for the summer.

Enter The Army Vest, a perfect compromise to include a dose of olive-green in my daily outfits, but still keep cool. Originally I had planned a quick DIY and scissor off the army of my old Forever21 standby thinking I had gotten all the use of out it in blazer form. But then before I could ever get that far I stumbled across this vest in the Chelsea location of Buffalo Exchange.

Vest: Thrifted at Buffalo Exchange, by way of now defunct Daffy’s, brand is Renuar Collection – similar here, here, and here
Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs – similar here
Dress: Splendid Maxi Tank Dress (c/o Shopbop)
Bag: Bookhou Zip Tote in Grey Triangle – reviewed here
Shoes: Worishofer 251

Photo note: I waited all day for the light to be exactly right for these shots, ran up on the roof, and took these three pictures – right before my battery died. Luckily I was fine with these shots, and could call it a day. Note to self: pay closer attention to the battery icon on the back screen!

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